When you hear the word Pasoori – the only thing that comes to your mind is someone jisnay bus kaam kay beech mein pasoori daal di. This is a Punjabi word – deeply embedded in our culture, and is only used as a slang word. Then came the song Pasoori by Ali Sethi, and Shae Gill, as the sixth song in Coke Studio and humnay beth kar socha, aisay kaisay? When you listen to the song, you can’t help but relate to the fact that everything is going fine in love but then the Aashiq ney Pasoori daal di aur woh na aya.
The song starts with Sheema Kermani’s amazing classical dance, which leaves us wanting more of her scenes on the screen. There is one that cannot go unsaid, and that is why does the beginning of the song, sound like the title track of the season Witcher? We are not making any claims, just merely stating what we thought.
Agg Lavaan Majboori Nu
Yeh gaana hai ashiqoon ka aur hai bhi ashiqon kay liyay. In love, when the hurdles of the world begin to present themselves, bus dil yehi karta hai kay Agg lavaan majboori nu kyun kay hai ishq aur mohabbat. Phir chahay Zehar banay haan teri, Pee javaaan main poori nu.
Bus yehi jadoo hai ishq ka. The way Ali Sethi has delivered the song, leaving us all in a transfixed state, taking us back to those moments in our lives; was an answer from our loved one. All of us have been through that moment, at least once in our lives where nothing seemed to be working out, and all we wanted for our loved ones was bana de saja de panah de humain.
Ali Sethi is one of the best artists in Pakistan, introducing us to all sorts of music. He has given us hip hop, rap, classical and the one thing that all of them have in common is the fact that they were spectacular. Now let’s talk about a name most of us did not know of until this song – Shae Gill.
Bhul gayi majboori nu
Kitni Khushi hoti hai jab Mehboob kehta hai kay aag laga dou sab majboori aur dastoori ko kyun kay sath doon gi mein tumhara. It is those words that we live for, and once we hear them, we get this insane surge of courage, bravery and happiness that everything’s seems possible. Maybe isi ko kehtay hain woh choti choti khushian.
Shae Gill is just too phenomenal. You can’t help but want for her verses to start, and once she sings in her melodious voice, you zone out – not knowing where it is that you have gone to. It is both magical and awe-inspiring because for those fleeting seconds you feel that happiness flowing through your veins, which makes you feel as if you could walk to the moon if you wanted to.
The song Pasoori is a 10/10 for its amazing cinematography, dances, colors, and everything about it is phenomenal. It is one of those songs that you also want to see the video of while listening to the music.
Mehram By Arooj Aftab and Asfar Hussain – Shukria Coke Studio